Zillow – API and Mobile Feature

Zillow, which just raised another boatload of cash, has announced a couple of new features recently. One, the Zillow API, will be embraced by legions of real estate agents desperate to get traffic to their websites. The other, a Zillow mobile feature, will let you get a Zestimate, which is Zillow’s estimate of a home’s value, by email/SMS.

The Zillow API is still being developed, although they’ve given some details on the Zillow blog. Yahoo is already using the API, as well as this test site from a company that build sites for agents.

The mobile feature allows you to obtain the value of a house by email/sms. To use it, text or email a home address to z@labs.zillow.com. I agree with SocketSite – Zillow Mobile you no longer have to wait until you get home from a dinner party to figure out how much your host’s house is worth. Another use, of course, is to check home values in a neighborhood when you visit an open house.